Child abuse artist Graham Ovenden jailed for two years after 'unduly lenient' sentence is reviewed

The 70-year-old was found guilty of historic child abuse charges against young girls who posed for his artwork

Artist Graham Ovenden, 70, arriving at Plymouth Crown Court where he received 12 months' imprisonment suspended for two years after he was found guilty of a string of sex charges.

Cornish paedophile artist Graham Ovenden's sentence referred to Court of Appeal for being unduly lenient

Artist Graham Ovenden, who was spared prison after being found guilty of a string of sex charges against children, will see his sentence referred to the Court of Appeal for being unduly lenient, the Attorney General said today.

Artist Graham Ovenden, 70, arriving at Plymouth Crown Court where he received 12 months' imprisonment suspended for two years after he was found guilty of a string of sex charges.

Appeal of artist paedophile Graham Ovenden's 'unduly lenient' sentence mooted to Attorney General

The Attorney General is considering referring the sentence of an internationally renowned artist from Cornwall to the Court of Appeal to see if it was "unduly lenient".

Artist Graham Ovenden, 70, arriving at Plymouth Crown Court where he received 12 months' imprisonment suspended for two years after he was found guilty of a string of sex charges.

Artist Graham Ovenden avoids jail for child sex offences

An internationally renowned artist from Cornwall who was found guilty of a string of sex charges against children has avoided prison.

One of the world’s best-known covers. Thorgeson has described the triangle as “a symbol of ambition” but said the black background made all the difference.

The albums you can judge by their cover thanks to
Storm Thorgerson - the master of the record sleeve

He never played a note, but Storm Thorgerson left an indelible mark on the musical history of the 1970s. David Hepworth pays tribute

The couture corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier for Madonna and worn by Madonna on the 1990 Blonde Ambition tour is to go on display in Barbican.

Madonna's conical bra to go on show at the Barbican

Madonna's conical bra is going on show at an exhibition on the work of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Chris Ofili designed ballet sets and now the album cover for his friend Dobie

Forget downloads, Damien Hirst and Chris Ofili are busy making records beautiful again

As Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili designs his first album cover, Chris Mugan traces the history of fine artists collaborating with musicians back to The Beatles

Culture clash: visitors at previous Frieze Art Fairs

If a Hirst breaks your budget, don't despair

London's Frieze week caters for the poorer collector, too, says Anny Shaw

Red alert: an exhibit at Moniker Art Fair in Village Underground

If a Hirst breaks your budget, don't despair

London's Frieze week caters for the poorer collector, too

Police are investigating after a painting by the great 20th century abstract artist Mark Rothko was defaced at the Tate Modern in London today.

Art attacks: From pissing in Duchamp's 'Fountain' to defacing a Rothko

The person who wandered into Tate Modern and brazenly scrawled on a Rothko at the weekend committed a totally unoriginal form of art protest.

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The print was created this year as part a 150-edition collection. Each print has been signed by the artist in the lower right-hand corner. They sell for £550 each but can be rented from Rise Art for £45 per month.

Can't afford a modern master? Rent it instead

An art website lets you try before you buy

Reuben, five, with his seven-week-old sister Floren

Twins? There's one born every five years

Jody and Simon Blake have spent the past couple of months showing off their twins, Reuben and Floren, to friends – and delighting in the looks of bemusement that greet them. Because while Reuben went back to school yesterday, his sister, Floren, will have to wait until 2017. The children were born five years apart, but technically they are twins because they were born from the same batch of embryos.

The Saturday quiz

1. What began on 17 September this year in Zuccotti Park?

Great works: D'-JIA-VU? (The Stock Market)1937

The art of trompe l'oeil mystifies, amuses and beguiles in just about equal measure. Its very self-consciousness pushes the illusionism of painting to comic extremes. Some of the finest works of trompe l'oeil were produced by the Dutch in the 17th century. They were especially fond of showing us pendent game birds that looked ripe for plucking off the wall and plunging into the steaming pot.

On the menu: Vietnamese baguettes, a cutting-edge cookbook, brandy, bangers and a smokin' kitchen tool

This week I've been eating... Vietnamese baguettes Banhi mi is one of the happier leftovers of French colonialism in South-east Asia. The weighty sandwiches combine the best of France (warm, crusty bread) with the best of Vietnam (spicy meat and lightly pickled veg), and are the stock-in-trade of Keu Deli on London's Old Street.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there